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Players of the bottom half should have had a day off...

I think that's why all topplayers of the bottom half of the draw had a bad day. Isn't it the first time that they correct the order of play before the semifinal? I've never known that...

Three of the four topplayers are out (Venus, Lindsay and Jennifer), and Kim didn't have an easy match as well...

I think it was wrong to do that so early...But I'm very happy with the way it went. I am a fan of Kim and Vera. Now they both have all chances :-)

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I doubt that's the reason they played bad afterall in other tournaments they don't have a day off either.

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and I don't know why they sometimes put them all on sunday and sometimes not (like in 98)

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Lindsay may have been able to have more treatment if she knew she had a rest day.

Still Good luck to the remaining players

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Roland Garros is always like this

and no they shouldn't have had a day off
its not like their opponents had a day off is it ???

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I think that's why all topplayers of the bottom half of the draw had a bad day. Isn't it the first time that they correct the order of play before the semifinal? I've never known that...

Three of the four topplayers are out (Venus, Lindsay and Jennifer), and Kim didn't have an easy match as well...

I think it was wrong to do that so early...But I'm very happy with the way it went. I am a fan of Kim and Vera. Now they both have all chances :-)

What do you think?
Zvonareva, Petrova, Martinez and Maleeva also didn't have a day of rest, and the top players should physicly be strong enough to handle it, ...
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They've got to 'balance out' the 2 halves of the draw at sometime, and I actually think this is the best time to do it: At the round of 16 before we get really deep into it.

I don't think the lack of rest for the bottom half had much to do with the results. We've just witnessed a fantastic day of tennis where all 8 matches were close and competitve, to varying degrees.
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bullshit those are topplayer's and in normal tournament there isn't a day of rest eather !

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I know but they even didn't know before they wouldn't have a day off...And yes they should be able to compete every day but they had to wait all day because of that...The other player has to wait as well but you can't forget that they can't lose anything...I don't know but I'm just a little bit surprised about all this
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But I'm happy with the things as they are (like I said) Happy that Kim made it and very happy that Vera beat Venus :-)
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When do the men get balanced out? I think they should have all women's round of 16 on Sunday and all men's round of 16 on Monday.

It's not fair that late into the tournament the bottom half of the men's draw gets an extra days rest.

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Yeah yeah everybody THINKS Kim can't loose a finalspot ... every match has to be played remeber that!

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I'm not saying that Kim will absolutely play the final! I'm hoping she'll play the final but I'm realistic enough to know that it won't be easy!!
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It wasn't personal Kim4ever

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Yeah yeah everybody THINKS Kim can't loose a finalspot ... every match has to be played remeber that!
Uhm, did anybody said that? I mean if Kim has Vera in her SF, she will have to play very good tennis, last year at the US open it was also close.

You are always so attacking when talking about Kim, it isn't her fault that she is the only top seed remaining in her half of the draw and that in the other half the seeds are still in it.
If she hadn't picked up her level of play of today (that was awful in the beginning), she was also out.
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